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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Senna (2011)
2
4/5
3
3/5
This is 007 down to the essence: kiss kiss bang bang, minus the kiss kiss. Well, you've had your quantum of solace, Mr. Bond. Now have a vodka martini and relax.
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4
3.5/5
Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall is highly aware of the earlier stuff, and even pays direct homage to the work of previous Bonds via props and plot, ensuring any true 007 fan will feel a tickle from every Aston Martin reference.
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5
4/5
6
3.5/5
It's a classic, and the attraction is not the surprise of the plot, but to see how it's done this time. The answer is: very smoothly.
Posted Jul 14, 2015
7
3.5/5
It's Jackman's grace and talent that really sets The Wolverine apart.
Posted Jul 14, 2015
8
3.5/5
There's good reason to stay awake for this goofy, explosive and oddly warm-hearted yarn that knits a cold story of family dysfunction with matinee spectacle.
Posted Jul 14, 2015
9
B
10
4/5
The story of Jason Bourne is the story of the spy movie all grown up.
Posted Jun 23, 2015
11
3.5/5
Iron Man (2008)
Neither the message nor the sparingly used special effects get in the way of entertainment, proving Iron Man really is a throwback to a kinder, gentler and decidedly more fun era of subversive filmmaking.
Posted Jun 15, 2015
12
3/5
Om Shanti Om (2007)
13
4/5
Star Trek (2009)
14
3.5/5
15
Beautifully photographed (by Roger Deakins) in leathery Texas tans, No Country For Old Men is filled with twists and surprises, hypnotically engaging from its very first scene.
Posted Feb 22, 2015
16
3.5/5
We know the stakes, and thanks to the Godfather movies, we have a feel for the seedy urban landscape, but what makes A Most Violent Year feel slightly different is the minimal approach.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
17
3.5/5
Still Alice (2015)
Thanks to some intuitive direction from the filmmakers and a truly inspired performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice articulates the very specific type of loss that Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders represent.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
18
3.5/5
Cake (2015)
All the action grows organically out of character and a surprisingly stubborn life force that urges us to get out of our premix boxes, and start from scratch.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
19
4/5
Winter Sleep (2014)
In many ways, Ceylan turns Aydin's hotel into a model ant colony where we can watch pockets of activity in isolation, and with its earthen cavities and clay cubbyholes, it's an image that fits, right down to the struggle for power.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
20
4/5
[Cotillard] She oozes sadness from the seams, and lets us feel the deep hole that is depression without great swaths of self-pity or melodrama.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
21
3.5/5
Paddington (2015)
What's so magical about this setup is the perfectly British attitude: No one is fazed by Paddington's ability to speak, stand on two legs and discuss the moral consequences of one's actions.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
22
2.5/5
Blackhat (2015)
23
3.5/5
The whole movie depends on our acceptance of Kyle as a true American hero and Eastwood sells it with a dollop of ice cream on the apple pie thanks to Cooper's natural charisma.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
24
3/5
Instead of melting into the holes of the story like so much warm butter, the audience gets scraped across Anderson's room-temperature toast. There's no chemical reaction, which has the effect of leaving the audience cold.
Posted Jan 9, 2015
25
4/5
Selma (2014)
The skilfully re-created look of the era in the actual locations lets the viewer drop right into one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history, a time when blind hatred and bigotry set public policy.
Posted Jan 8, 2015
26
3.5/5
The movie survives its own cliché because Hazel articulates our skepticism and keeps it real.
Posted Jan 6, 2015
27
4/5
Mr. Turner (2014)
For those who don't mind taking an extended look at a masterpiece and the human hand behind it, Mr. Turner may well reframe your relationship to light itself.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
28
3.5/5
Into the Woods is still worth the trip: It's comfort food cooked by a master chef. Nothing fancy, but it will leave you full.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
29
3.5/5
For all the endless detours and special effects traffic jams, this is still a trip you want to take, if only to say you survived the journey.
Posted Dec 18, 2014
30
4/5
Many actors are too cowardly, or too egotistical, to play an unsympathetic character. So Cumberbatch's performance deserves more consideration than many of his peers'.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
31
2.5/5
The movie starts off strong thanks to its star's sheer charisma and our desire to see the parting of the Red Sea in digital high-def, but it can't keep our interest for the near-three-hour running time.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
32
3/5
Top Five (2014)
Rock is brilliant at finding common ground while mapping the boundaries between black and white realities, which is why Top Five is a truly interesting -- and frequently very funny -- film.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
33
3.5/5
The Babadook (2014)
We can't help but follow because we empathize with every character -- even the big black sharp-fingered monster that pops up from the dark depths of the subconscious to wreak havoc in the supposed safety of daylight.
Posted Dec 11, 2014
34
3.5/5
Enchanted (2007)
35
4/5
36
3.5/5
37
Tangled (2010)
38
3.5/5
39
2.5/5
Some of it just seems silly, which is fine for a family movie, of course, but there's silly and then there's silly. Kung Fu Panda is silly.
Posted Dec 7, 2014
40
3/5
Bridge to Terabithia is a brave film but a disturbing one, and even though it is inspired by real-life events, it feels like a cheat.
Posted Dec 5, 2014
41
2.5/5
Serena (2015)
By the end, we barely like anyone in this smoky landscape, let alone care about what happens to them.
Posted Dec 5, 2014
42
3/5
Heartbeat (2014)
Much like the film itself, the actress wears her heart on her sleeve then wipes her runny nose on it, offering the viewer all the human poetry of heartache, and all the goofy comedy of getting over it.
Posted Dec 4, 2014
43
3.5/5
Gemma Bovery (2015)
Thanks to actor Fabrice Luchini's befuddled sweetness in every moment, Fontaine and her entire cast create more comic moments than tragic ones, which make the exercise feel surprisingly fun.
Posted Dec 4, 2014
44
4/5
Wild (2014)
Wild is a simmering pot on the back burner of the viewer's mind, slowly pulling out the flavours of personal experience to create a hearty, and highly personal, rustic potage of sweet forgiveness.
Posted Dec 4, 2014
45
4/5
Ostlund not only rides that wave of crushing power by unleashing all those inner demons, his efforts leave us emotionally chilled but giddy at having survived the experience.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
46
4/5
Mockingjay is by far the bleakest of the movies so far. Yet this first part of the last book in the Suzanne Collins series may also be the most potent.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
47
3.5/5
The Homesman (2014)
The Homesman is a story of faith versus the void, civilization versus the frontier, life versus death. It's dark matter, but Jones and Swank bring some sparkle to the dust with their perfectly balanced performances.
Posted Nov 20, 2014
48
4.5/5
Coraline (2009)
49
4/5
Citizenfour (2014)
It's probably the most opaque operation ever conducted on a global stage, which is why Laura Poitras's clarity is such an asset: She simply records Edward Snowden as he drops the bomb.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
50
2/5
Rosewater (2014)
Rosewater, Stewart's first feature, is a sentimental mess that registers as a consistent flat line, but we can still respect him and star Gael García Bernal because it's obvious they had their hearts, minds and money in the right place.
Posted Nov 14, 2014